MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Investigator in Houston, Texas

Many of the greatest minds in cancer research are at MD Anderson. They're here because MD Anderson offers a unique environment that accelerates their ability to end cancer. They collaborate with other cancer experts – in different research areas and with the world's leading cancer doctors. Bright students and trainees contribute further to our dynamic research environment. Discoveries are fueled by vast research support and resources. Tomorrow's medicine is available to our patients first since we have the most cancer clinical trials in the world. These research efforts work in parallel to fight cancer through prevention, early diagnosis, effective therapies and scientific breakthroughs.

SALARY RANGE $46,000 - $57,500 - $69,000

This position will support research activities in Vidya Gopalakrishnan's laboratory, more specifically this position will manage a very large animal colony and conduct a variety of experiments involving research animals.


Applies technical expertise and experience to coordinate, design and carry out research projects.


Research Design and Implementation: Plan, revise and execute experiments designed to further the aims of the assigned research project. These experiments will require expertise in animal research, animal surgery, molecular biology, and immunohistochemistry and immunology techniques.

Publications, Manuscripts and Presentations: Analyze data from experiments in the preparation of publications to include abstracts for presentation at internal and external meetings and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals.

Mentorship and Training: Train assigned personnel in scientific techniques, laboratory safety, equipment operation and maintenance. Personnel may include students, postdoctoral fellows and other classified research staff. Design and implement quality assurance.


Required Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.

Preferred Master's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.


Required Five years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, three years of required experience.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.